Monday 28 November 2011

Surprise, surprise!

I made another M! My client doesn't know what I made for her, I'm showing to you first. I apologize, my photos are not too good; I had no time to take a better shots. It has to be framed and sent to Zagreb, Croatia.
This time, "M" is for a newborn, baby girl! It was a real test; for the first time, I made little bear, so tiny, tiny books and baby carriage ( weals were really tricky thing to do ). She chose this baby bib so I think this "M" will make a nice set for the baby.
We had a few sun rays today:)
Shelves with toys, books and block set with alphabet
Little books approx 2cm*1cm
Baby carriage
37cm*23.5 and handmade lace;)

Saturday 19 November 2011

За једног делију / For a Little Red Star's Fan

Here is another letter I made this summer that I would like to show you. Perhaps some of you remember my letter B and letter S I made.
As I'd already made one card for a basketball player and also Red Star's fan, I tried not to repeat myself. This time, a friend of mine asked to make something for her nephew who is 7, young football player and he's a big Red Star 's fan. I had to keep in mind what are the most important events for a football club and its fans.
Therefor, here is a scarf with Red Star's emblem, two words, so recognizable: "Delije" - as they call themselves at the left side and "North" at the right side of letter "D". Two big trophies, one for Champion League in Bari and the other one for Intercontinental Cup in Tokyo and red and white confetti flying around.
"Marakana" stadium with two extremely small goals. 
And, I have to mention it, few days ago, Red Star Football Club also had a birthday, 65th!  In that honor, listen the most beautiful hymn ever! :)

Thursday 17 November 2011

Дипломска/Graduation Card

I think you won't find me too innovative with this card but the surprise my niece has given us was too big that I couldn't resist making one for her ( not that we had doubt about her graduation, just didn't expect her to do it so quickly )! I wanted to make something similar long time ago since most of quillers made one before me and this was the right moment to do it. Perhaps you know how much I love stamping. Well, the card shape like this is the one they often use in their craft. 
They like to glue or sew buttons but I glued two tiny red coils to hold the card. I made envelop in same colors.
Forgive me, but I just LOOOOVEEE this card :)

Monday 14 November 2011

Љуб на куб / Triple Kiss

I had some issues about posting, but now when it's fixed, I own you to tell that this card is made for Ivona I met last Spring at our, well, sort of fair. She makes wonderful jewelry. I have couple of her creations, gorgeous ones!!!

So, by her wish, I made for her, combination of two of my cards, this one and this one. She made me, specially,  two brooches , something that's kind of my trademark. I just love to wear them!!!

Saturday 5 November 2011

Recipe for "The Cheryl's Cake"

You see, I have two cousins. Or, to be quite correct ( in case they read this ) and give no hard feelings, around here, cousin is some relative you hardly know. So, we specify when we speak about our aunts' or uncles' children, as in this case. I'll stop here to avoid jokes on me that could come along as I'm trying to explain to the world what "sestra od tetke" means! 
I'll start again and I'll say that I have two close cousins who could easily be chefs in any well-known restaurant. One is the master in making cakes and the other one is the best in making rolls, bread etc.. Although they both unselfishly share their recipes, tips and hints with me, in my kitchen while and after cooking, I usually put blame on my scales, oven, flour...Or...Yes, sugar wasn't well milled! And while preparing pastry, I get an urge to splash it on my window. But, I make good pancakes!

And, it was the same thing while I was making this quilled cake. I knew I missed something in my recipe! A big one, even I had all I needed. The best material.
1. Pearled quilling paper I got from Marilyn;
2. beautiful diamond red paper I bought in my local store "Demos" ( you may contact me for more info );
3. good recipe;
4. even Cheryl's stamps!
But it still didn't work out as well as the chef of this cake makes it.
I had no one to blame! I knew it's all on me. It looks easy to do - and that's the catch! Do it so it looks like it's easy but...oh!
I've been quilling for almost 5 years now and I know that there's a lot stuff to learn about.
It wasn't my intention to make it exactly the same, when it comes to design. I just had to give it a try.  I'm in love with Cheryl's cards ever since I first saw them. I just love the way she does her cards. I rest my eyes while visiting her blog. Lately Neli's blog, also.
When I fall in love with quilling,  Lily Stubbs  became one of my dearest quillers ever. My very first works I quilled were totally inspired by her quilling. I tried so hard to get into this technique, to figure it out, to learn all about it, to find a proper paper I could work with. After a few months, I could say I managed it. 
Than, I had periods when I was just looking at other quillers' works and not to do a single coil! It happened 2 or 3 times, lasted for 6 to 10 months per period. After these months, getting back to quilling, I was lucky that, soon after I learned to quill, I started to receive orders, specific ones, that had to be one of a kind. I could never tell what made the most influence on me, what I have absorbed and how it reacted on my work. I think all of it! But, I know that I'll never quill, for example, keys because there are one and only Ring of Keys  by Ann Martin. I'll keep enjoying in many ways visiting quillers blogs ( you can find them all on my blog list ), admiring at all the diversities and imagination of my fellow quillers.
But, I think that the fact is that we all get inspiration from one another. That's the bond. Quilling, the thing that brought me so much joy, good friends, as Philippa ones said, on-line friends, chance to do something I love and also make some money, was one of the best things that happened to me. Now, excuse me, I have to do some quilling for a dear friend of mine!

Friday 4 November 2011

Sweet Leaves Blog Hop

I hope you're coming from  Cristina's place during another blog hop organized by Sandy D from "Sweetspotcards". This time the theme is leaves. I decided to make four-leaf clover because of its specific symbolism. It's rare and brings luck. 
Now, I ask you to visit Finnuala  and see what kind of leaves she prepared for this time from Poland. 
I wish you all good luck!

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